5 new Covid-19 cases take Assam’s tally to 102, death toll 3

Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) A Covid-19 patient died in Assam on Monday taking the state’s fatality to three, while five more tested coronavirus positive in the past 24 hours raising the state’s tally to 102, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, here on Monday.According to Sarma, a 71-year old cancer patient Gopindra Chandra Malakar, who had returned from Mumbai recently, died at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

“Malakar died due to respiratory distress. Doctors did their best,” he tweeted. Sarma in separate tweets said two persons, one from Jorhat and another from Nagaon districts, tested Covid-19 positive on Monday. Three more people had tested positive here on Sunday night. Of these three cases, two had come from Mumbai and one from Bihar.Of the 102 cases in Assam, 56 are active cases. 41 people have been discharged from hospitals and two cases migrated to other states.–IANSsc/pcj

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